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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 20, 2013 8:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: House Tour Redux

Late to the party, but just saw the Bill Walton House Tour video. Love how Bill's wife (who seems really down-to-earth) talks about how things in the house match "our Grateful Dead theme" as if she were saying "Our Early American Theme" or "Our Santa Fe Motif."

That's a heck of a record collection. Nice Ganesh sculpture in there, too. As for the reference to Jerry au naturel ... the best part has to be the reaction of the TV host. "Really? Oh wow!" (I dunno, I think it would be more like "oh dear." But I guess she didn't know quite what to say other than smile brightly and forge ahead.)

Anyway, I've got to ask: Anyone here have a Grateful Dead motif going on with their interior decor, a la Bill Walton?






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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Sep 20, 2013 2:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: House Tour Redux

My wife would kill me. She thinks that putting a decal on my car is an open invitation to get robbed by derelicts looking for drugs.

OTOH, does Bill Walton like Phish?

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Dec 30, 2013 9:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: House Tour Redux

My music studio is pretty Deaded out.




This post was modified by Little Sense on 2013-12-31 05:49:05

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Sep 20, 2013 2:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: House Tour Redux

I used to see him riding around when I went to UCLA. Looked like a big red-headed spider on a bike. We're talking major seat stem.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Sep 20, 2013 8:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: House Tour Redux

You're just fashionably late. Leave it to you...
I must admit (since I don't have a wife, cough) my man
cave is full of stealies (including my fav, the VW wood carved one), tie dyes, pencil drawing of JG, concert posters, memorabilia, incased ticket stubs, the music library from 1963 to 1995, and 1995 to today, autographs, my dead dogs ashes (what? shes DEAD, it fits), T-shirts (some 24 years old), calendars, license plates, books and books, etc. I wouldn't call it a motif, more of a life style. Which is ironic since I have no life and have no style. hmmmmm

From wiki:
"Walton is a well-known fan of the Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers Band, Neil Young, Phish, and Bob Dylan. He attended more than 650 Grateful Dead concerts, including traveling with the band to Egypt for its famous 1978 performance before the Pyramids (joining the band on drums), quotes Dead lyrics in TV and radio interviews. To fellow Deadheads, Walton is fondly known as "Grateful Red" and the "Big Red Deadhead" and "World's Tallest Deadhead". In the video for "Touch of Grey", Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart is wearing a Celtics jacket that was given to him by Walton. In 2001, Bill Walton was inducted into The Grateful Dead Hall of Honor.

Walton expounds upon his music interests on his own satellite radio show, One More Saturday Night (named after the Dead song of the same name), heard during late prime time on Sirius Radio's Jam On and XM Radio's Grateful Dead channel. Walton has stated in his online introduction to his radio show column that he enjoys going to concerts alone because then he has fewer things in between him and reaching the omega point that all concert goers seek at shows."

What a hell in a bucket kinda guy. If you ever get the chance to listen to him announce a game, DO IT. Like the video states he will drop Dylan and GD lyrics at the right time.
The last time I saw one, he was commenting about the
rebounding of a player (boxing out) as 'A Box of Rain'
and a mishandled ball as "I donno, must have been the roses"
I couldn't stop laughing.

NOW,
just
trying to get
the
picture
of a
naked
Jerry
out
of my
braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaain

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 20, 2013 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: House Tour Redux

Bill drops plenty of references but I find him insufferable as an announcer. I don't like to hear him "call" a game, although he can be quite funny in interviews/studio spots. Google "worst sports announcers" and he will generally make the list.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjkiebus/13-reasons-why-bill-walton-is-the-craziest-announcer-alive

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Sep 20, 2013 10:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: House Tour Redux

Ditto...annoying as an announcer.

In 2001, Bill Walton was inducted into The Grateful Dead Hall of Honor.

There's a GD hall of honor??

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 20, 2013 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: House Tour Redux

Can you imagine who is in the hall of shame?

I can't find anyone else in the hall of honor other than Walton, the first inductee in 2001.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Sep 20, 2013 1:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Im really trying to figure out what you guys are talkin bout

hall of shame? Lenny Hart has my vote.

I don't watch enough b-ball to know who is annoying or not
luckily. I will listen to Walton solely for amusement
purposes only.
Ever heard Bernie Kosar announce? I was rotflmao at a
couple games until I read: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/01/10/bernie-kosar-undergoing-treatment-for-brain-trauma/

Imagine this as an NFL play by play announcer:
http://yourlisten.com/JSWO/bernie-drunk-on-hooligans-2day
Out of context I know, but you get the jist. He has got
way better. He is an intelligent QB. It just sounds like
he is Peyton Manning with Down Syndrome now. Too offensive?
Too bad.

edit~ #seeBobbysbrain



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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Sep 20, 2013 11:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: House Tour Redux

I'm guessing Scully would fall into the shame category - as he was scapegoated by some members of the family in regards to Jerry's junk habit.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 20, 2013 12:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: House Tour Redux

Knowing him pretty well, i can say that's true but there has been major reconciling amongst folks the past several years.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7MVBNQcAmY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrRpW1EOqhs

Rock has funny stories about his time at Lompoc with H.R. "Bob" Haldeman

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Poster: Reade Date: Sep 20, 2013 11:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: House Tour Redux

I remember him on camera in the raucous Celtics locker room as they celebrated their NBA championship over the Houston Rockets in June of '86. He managed to work in some comment in that moment about Houston being 'too close to New Orleans.'
I thought then and think now- man, this guy'd work a GD reference into anything anywhere!